EPA questions its ability to regulate flea and tick products like Seresto

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EPA questions its ability to regulate flea and tick products like Seresto

Johnathan Hettinger

Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting

  • Newly Released EPA Filings Reveal Internal Debates Over Effective Pet Product Regulation
  • EPA staff raised concerns about one product in particular: Seresto, the popular flea and tick collar.
  • Some EPA staffers were concerned enough to discuss the FDA’s regulation of pet products.
  • FDA is now assisting the EPA in a review of Seresto, which has been the subject of numerous complaints

For years, officials with the United States Environmental Protection Agency have raised concerns that the agency’s process for determining the danger of the more than 400 flea and tick products it regulates is deeply flawed and has resulted in the use of pesticides potentially harmful to pets and their human owners.

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